Reassignment Memoranda of Understanding
The Clerk Division entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) [PDF] with the USPS on April 2, 2001, regarding the deployment of the following automated equipment:
Automated Flat Sorter (AFSM 100)
Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS)
Flat Sorter Machine 1000 (FSM 1000)
On April 18, 2001, the APWU and the USPS entered into three separate agreements regarding implementation of the MOU:
A series of Questions & Answers [PDF], negotiated by the union and management, to ensure the proper application of the original Reassignment MOU;
An agreement [PDF] that clarified the saved grade provisions in Section A.3 of the Reassignment MOU when clerks are moved to lower-level positions; (This agreement applied those provisions on a one-time basis to all clerks on the rolls at that time in a saved grade status, regardless of the reason.)
An agreement [PDF] that granted saved-grade provisions prospectively to certain other clerks.
On May 5, 2001, the APWU provided an explanation [PDF] to help clerks understand their obligation to bid in order retain saved grade.
On May 31, 2001, the APWU and the USPS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding [PDF] that amended Section C of the original Reassignment MOU to include all unencumbered and full-time flexible clerks, regardless of how they became unencumbered.
On Aug. 15, 2001, the APWU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding [PDF] to apply the provisions of the April 2, 2001, Reassignment MOU to the Standard Accounting for Retail (SAFR) program.
Sections A and B of the original Reassignment MOU were linked to specific events which have occurred and are now moot except for the saved-grade provisions. Section A of the MOU dealt with reassignment within an installation of clerks who are excess to the needs of a section.
Section B. dealt with excessing outside of the installation.
Section C. addresses the ongoing assignment of unencumbered employees and is still relevant.